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Paper: Synthesis Observing Strategies - A "Hitch-Hiker's Guide"
Volume: 6, Synthesis Imaging in Radio Astronomy: A Collection of Lectures from the Third NRAO Synthesis Imaging Summer School
Page: 443
Authors: Bridle, Alan H.
Abstract: Introduction, Resolution, Baseline Range and Observing Frequency, Resolution Theta-HPBW -how much is enough?, Largest angular scale Theta (Sub LAS), Choice of frequency v0 at given resolution Theta-HPBW, Field of View Restrictions, IF bandwidth DELTA z, Visibility averaging time tau alpha, Total Integration Time), Confusing Sources, Spectral Line Observing, Observing frequency, IF bandwidth, Averaging time tau alpha, Sensitivity and total integration time int, Time of day, Calibration Strategy, Instrumental calibration, Atmospheric calibration, Position calibration, Flux density calibration, Polarization calibration, Bandpass calibration, Stormy Weather and What to Do About It.. Appendix A: Considerations Specific to the VLA, Al. Choosing a VLA configuration A2. Frequency selection A3. Bandwidth A4. Averaging time A5. The primary beam A6. SensitivityA7. "Snapshot" mode. A8. Spectral line observing A9. Confusion Al0. Calibration details A11. Observing proposals A12. PC software
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